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HMS Bulwark pops to the shops

STORING SHIP, MARINE STYLE...

As the Royal Navy and Royal Marines prepare to head off for the largest Exercise Joint Warrior ever, the catering department on HMS Bulwark stocked up on fresh supplies from Scotland for the three week trip.

As well as items such as newspapers for the sailors to read on board, the bulk of the resupply was a consignment of 1813 litres of fresh and UHT milk.

The caterers picked up the milk from Carnoustie on the east coast of Scotland in preparation for the three week exercise which involves more than 12,000 personnel from across the UK, Netherlands, Canada, France, Belgium, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Germany.

Petty Officer (Caterer) Andy Hinds said: �SThe milk will be used for teas and coffees but mainly for breakfast cereals and in the galley for white sauces and cooking elements. Together with the milk we stocked up on in Plymouth before we left, the fresh milk will last about a fortnight before we break into the UHT.

�SFresh milk is a bit of a morale booster to be honest

STORING SHIP, MARINE STYLE... As the Royal Navy and Royal Marines prepare to head off for the largest Exercise Joint Warrior ever, the catering department on HMS Bulwark stocked up on fresh supplies from Scotland for the three week trip. As well as items such as newspapers for the sailors to read on board, the bulk of the resupply was a consignment of 1813 litres of fresh and UHT milk. The caterers picked up the milk from Carnoustie on the east coast of Scotland in preparation for the three week exercise which involves more than 12,000 personnel from across the UK, Netherlands, Canada, France, Belgium, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Germany. Petty Officer (Caterer) Andy Hinds said: �SThe milk will be used for teas and coffees but mainly for breakfast cereals and in the galley for white sauces and cooking elements. Together with the milk we stocked up on in Plymouth before we left, the fresh milk will last about a fortnight before we break into the UHT. �SFresh milk is a bit of a morale booster to be honest

THE IMPACT of Europe’s largest NATO naval exercise was felt in Arbroath this week when one landing craft made a very important stop off.

As part of the preparation for Exercise Joint Warrior one of HMS Bulwark’s landing craft was dispatched to Arbroath harbour to resupply the flagship with essentials.

Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel Bravo Six was snapped at the harbour earlier this week collecting newspapers and over 1,800 litres of fresh and UHT milk for the ship which will be leading the UK task group for the duration of Exercise Joint Warrior.

Petty Officer (Caterer) Andy Hinds aboard HMS Bulwark said: “The milk will be used for teas and coffees but mainly for breakfast cereals and in the galley for white sauces and cooking elements. Together with the milk we stocked up on in Plymouth before we left, the fresh milk will last about a fortnight before we break into the UHT.
“Fresh milk is a bit of a morale booster to be honest as people prefer the taste so we try and stock up on it at every opportunity, hence the trip.”

l For the full story on HMS Bulwark and Exercise Joint Warrior turn to page 22.

 

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